DE4103 – Technical Literacy

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Module code
DE4103
Module title
Technical Literacy
Prescription
To develop technical research skills along with oral, written, graphical and interpersonal communication skills
Programmes
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Utilise information obtained from physical or web based resources in technical problem solving and presentations.
2.Prepare and deliver an oral presentation on a technical subject.
3.Communicate ideas and technical findings in a written format.
4.Create and use pictorial sketches and pictorial/orthographic drawings to current drawing standards as a communication technique to present ideas and data.
5.Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills to develop project Outcomes.
Content
Technical and business communication to standards and codes including referencing systems, physical and web based resources.
Interpersonal communication.
Computer application tools, e.g. word-processing, spreadsheeting, presentation graphics
Pictorial sketching and basic engineering drawing techniques, orthographic projection, dimensioning principles, principles of drawing office practice and drawing management.
Assessment Criteria
Written Assessment 30
Oral Presentation20
Drawing Assessment50